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Re: Ichiro to the Yankees

Postby J35J » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:47 pm

For some reason it's difficult to be sympathetic to whinny Yankee fans...it must be rough to root for that team, what a disaster they are. :-°
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Re: Ichiro to the Yankees

Postby bayside » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:07 pm

S.A.M. -
in your opinion, how many singles is 1 home run worth?
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Re: Re: Ichiro to the Yankees

Postby wrveres » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:45 pm

J35J wrote:For some reason it's difficult to be sympathetic to whinny Yankee fans.

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Re: Ichiro to the Yankees

Postby striderex » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:39 pm

According to wOBA, a homerun is worth around 2.34 singles
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Re: Ichiro to the Yankees

Postby m16a » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:23 pm

striderex wrote:According to wOBA, a homerun is worth around 2.34 singles



Quick calculation based on that: If baseball reference says he has 2,534 hits, of which 295 are 2B, 79 are 3B, and 99 are HR (for a total of 473 xbh) that means based on 2,061/2.34, Ichiro has the equivalent of around 881 HRs (rounded to nearest whole number). JFTL calculations I suppose. Wouldn't that make him pretty valuable? :-b
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Re: Ichiro to the Yankees

Postby Skin Blues » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:36 pm

To make it really simple we could just look at wOBA. Ichiro is the kind of guy who's hitting is greatly overrated. Empty batting average. Still, as a 4th OF its a great addition. I'm sure he'll be good for ratings, too.
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Re: Ichiro to the Yankees

Postby jcook3127 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:35 pm

Ichiro has been an overrated fantasy commodity for the better part of the past 10 years..but lets not overlook his MLB contribution

.330 with 45 SB speed and gold glove defense for an extended period at the top of an order is as valuable as it sounds..Ichiro is a no doubter hall of famer and a legend in my book. Nothing overrated about his legacy.
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Re: Ichiro to the Yankees

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:39 pm

jcook3127 wrote:Ichiro has been an overrated fantasy commodity for the better part of the past 10 years..but lets not overlook his MLB contribution

.330 with 45 SB speed and gold glove defense for an extended period at the top of an order is as valuable as it sounds..Ichiro is a no doubter hall of famer and a legend in my book. Nothing overrated about his legacy.
Offensively he's been much more valuable in fantasy than in reality over the better part of the past 10 years.
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Re: Ichiro to the Yankees

Postby J35J » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:42 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
jcook3127 wrote:Ichiro has been an overrated fantasy commodity for the better part of the past 10 years..but lets not overlook his MLB contribution

.330 with 45 SB speed and gold glove defense for an extended period at the top of an order is as valuable as it sounds..Ichiro is a no doubter hall of famer and a legend in my book. Nothing overrated about his legacy.
Offensively he's been much more valuable in fantasy than in reality over the better part of the past 10 years.


Yup, backwards thinking...avg and sb are valuable in fantasy but not nearly as much in real life.
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Re: Ichiro to the Yankees

Postby Big Pimpin » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:06 am

bigh0rt wrote:
jcook3127 wrote:Ichiro has been an overrated fantasy commodity for the better part of the past 10 years..but lets not overlook his MLB contribution

.330 with 45 SB speed and gold glove defense for an extended period at the top of an order is as valuable as it sounds..Ichiro is a no doubter hall of famer and a legend in my book. Nothing overrated about his legacy.
Offensively he's been much more valuable in fantasy than in reality over the better part of the past 10 years.


Offensively, you're right. He's been a tremendous player in reality (elite, even) but has derived much of his value from defense and baserunning.
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